A Big Hello...
...to all you lovely Masala! readers! For those of you who don’t know me, a quick intro: I’m MissMalini – a social media jedi who eats, breathes and sleeps Bollywood. I spend my days jetting from movie promotions to fashion weeks to the most fabulous page 3 parties around town – rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of B-town and bringing my readers the inside scoop on it all! #LivingTheDream. I’m super excited to be giving Masala! a glimpse into my life every week and look forward to taking you all on the journey that is my life!
This week, Team MissMalini caught up with Bollywood’s favourite newcomer aka Disha Patani. The model-turned-actress has a following of over four million on Twitter and was insanely popular much before she even debuted. We obviously had to quiz her on how this happened and she explained to us about how she'd done a lot of ads over the years, and she just got lucky when one fan decided to make her a fan page. Since then, it just somehow grew and grew and grew! She also added that she thinks a lot of young kids can connect with her on various levels and that they are mostly the ones who run her pages. Can we say social media queen?! Nepotism is currently a hot topic in Bollywood and Disha spoke about it too. "Yes, it's wasn't easy for me but I feel it's not easy for anyone. Whether you're a star kid or not, it's never easy. No one comes ready for this amount of public scrutiny. It's only hard work which takes you forward.” Amen sister!
KAPIL SHARMA AND RANBIR KAPOOR
In other news this week – the Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover fight is certainly one for the books. What began as reports of a drunk Kapil Sharma hurling abuses at Sunil Grover aboard an international flight, has now tumbled into speculations of Sunil Grover leaving the show. Since then reports have come out saying that Sharma in fact verbally abused many members of his team on that same flight – insulting them for everything from dressing up like women on the show to make money to Sunil’s unsuccessful attempt at an independent show. Talk about drama! In other TV news, thankfully of the positive variety, Ranbir Kapoor is all set to make his TV debut with Nach Baliye Season 8, where he will host the show alongside Karan Tacker. Can’t wait!
We also met ace singer Badshah this week and he was the coolest! I was invited for a special exclusive preview of his upcoming song Mercy and, unsurprisingly, it was absolutely epic. He told me that him and his crew were the first people ever to shoot a video at the top of the O2 Arena in London. Super cool, no?! He said that he wanted to shoot at a significant location in London because his wife is from there. So cute! Speaking of cute, he even did a whole rap sequence with one of the girls from my team – such a fun guy!